xylodextrin etymology

English word xylodextrin comes from English dextrin, English xylo- (Wood.)

Detailed word origin of xylodextrin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dextrin English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any of a range of oligomers of glucose, intermediate in complexity between maltose and starch, produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch; used commercially as adhesives.
xylo- English (eng) Wood.
xylodextrin English (eng) (carbohydrate) An oligomer of xylose.

Words with the same origin as xylodextrin

Descendants of xylo-
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